Definition of Cancan

1. Noun. A high-kicking dance of French origin performed by a female chorus line.

Generic synonyms: Choreography, Stage Dancing



Definition of Cancan

1. n. A rollicking French dance, accompanied by indecorous or extravagant postures and gestures.

Definition of Cancan

1. Noun. A high-kicking chorus line dance originating in France. ¹

2. Noun. (motocross) A trick where one leg is brought over the seat, so that both legs are on one side. ¹

3. Verb. To dance the cancan. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cancan

1. a dance marked by high kicking [n -S]

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Literary usage of Cancan

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1. The Merv Oasis: Travels and Adventures East of the Caspian During the Years by Edmund O'Donovan (1882)
"... newspapers—The wardens of the Turcoman border— Timorous guides—A travelled Persian's impressions of London—Patti as a cancan dancer—Start for Kuchan. ..."

2. The Great Siege: The Investment and Fall of Port Arthur by Benjamin Wegner Norregaard (1906)
"... CHAPTER VI cancan* WHEN I arrived on the top of our hill the following morning (August 2ist), the artillery still had the leading word. ..."

3. Punch by Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman (1870)
"IN "Evenings from Home" last week, in the course of an account of Chilpéric at the Lyceum, the name of the popular French dance ranean was spelt cancan ..."

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